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Treating Low Sex Drive After Oopherectomy
Sex drive ?: What kind of surgery?Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Although i've never personally had a c-section, i can tell you that my wife was uncomfortable after her c-section. Beyond that, you've got at least 1, possibly up to 3 young children at home. That can be exhausting, further decreasing your sex drive. And many women feel self -conscious about changes intheir body after many pregnancies, affecting interest in sex. Talk to your partner about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quite high %: Not uncommon for women to experience fall off in sex drive associated with hormonal changes approaching or going through menopause. A number of women just "don't feel like it any more". Others begin to find sex "dirty and unpleasant". Causes can be hormonal, medical, from medication or psychological. Discuss with your gynecologist. Simple hormonal replacement therapy may take care of problem. ...Read more
Atarax, (hydroxyzine) Prednisone or Pariet, which can cause low libido? I have VERY low sex drive after taking this medications lately...
Libido: Womens sex is mental and physical. Libido is affected by testosterone- yes women produce it. If shaving your legs less probably low testosterone. But your age at 32 shouldn't be this reason. Consider psychological and/or physical. Consult physician or sex therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have you had a PE?: A good starting place is a good physical exam which should include endocrine studies especially thyroid. If you have fatigue and dizziness upon standing, your BP needs checked sitting to standing. This checks the sympathetic ns response. CBC to check for anemia. Gyn exam to discuss functioning during sex.If all checks out ok then psychological causes need to be explored. ...Read more
No: But the reason one is prescribed this medication may. It is a mineralicorticoid. Although it is a steroid it is not sex steroid and thus would not affect sexual drive. But the conditions we use it to treat (adrenal insufficiency, orthostatic hypotension) may be a reason for low sex drive, esp adrenal insufficiency). Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
Yes, lots!: Evaluation for women w/low libido or sex drive is similar to men. Look at stress (relationship, money, work, family, friends, etc), health (diabetes, high cholesterol/blood pressure, heart disease, menopause (well, that's different)), medications, substance use (tobacco, alcohol & illicit stuff), and finally low testosterone. Assuming everything else checks out, consider a trial of testosterone. ...Read more
Lowers hormones: High levels of prolactin suppresses the hormones combing from the hypothalamus of the brain and pituitary gland that control the testis and ovary. This is in turn lowers the amount of sex hormones that are produced (estrogen and testosterone). In some people, these lower levels reduce sex drive. ...Read more
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